Media and Museum
The Ansell-Roper Replica and its Context
Paul Mortimer & Stephen Pollington
The 7th century ship burial at Sutton Hoo contains many enigmatic objects, none more so than the beautifully-worked stone with metal fittings. It is often referred to as a ‘sceptre’ or ‘whetstone’ but it may be neither.
The techniques used in making the stone and fitments display exceptional craftsmanship. The making of a museum quality replica stone has provided new information and fresh insights which may help us answer many of the questions that have been asked about this beautiful and puzzling object.
Steve Pollington and Paul Mortimer’s new publication is available from www.asbooks.co.uk
BOURNE HALL Viking event 12th Jan 2013
(Video by kind permission of www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk)
Link to full article here Viking lessons
View the poster Vicious Viking Ian 2013
The Portals to the Past team regularly provide history specialists at museums throughout the UK and are involved in film and TV productions…… from Braveheart, Gladiator, Robin Hood, Horrible Histories to documentaries. From keynote speakers to dramatised history presentations, our team are only too happy supply your needs. We hope you enjoy the selection of photos and clips from this work. Click on the photos below for a larger version.
Visit Scraptoft Valley Primary School, Leicestershire’s website for picyure from their recent Medieval day.
“Visit Caister Juniors, Norfolk’s website and see pictures of our workshops in action – Romans Vikings and Egyptians”
Video Clips with Dan Shadrake. Horrible Histories and Back from the Dead.
Portals are pleased to have been part of Gareth’s new series on Primary Education.
Dr Kevin Leahy, National Finds Adviser from the Portable Antiquities Scheme with members of Wulfheodenas at Kelmarsh.
Steve Pollington, Paul Mortimer, Ian Weston, Mark Halls and Stuart Davies are all members of Wulfheodenas.
A selection of photos from film work
Horrible Histories Series 3
Please click on the images below for a bigger version as well as descriptions.
Award ceremony at the War and Peace Show
|“Over 400 entries poured in for a chance to win one of the eleven categories for the WWII Re-enactment Magazine ’Best of the Best’ 2011 Awards.|
Hosted at the Ginger Gammon Bar by Viv the Spiv the wards were presented by Rex Cadman, The War and Peace Show owner. To kick start the awards ceremony the first category was for best contribution to schools for which Bunty and Richard Bowring took the accolade. Another group ‘Battle for Europe’ to which Bunty and Richard belong took two other awards”
|Photographs provided by Ade Pitman Photography|
Clive Stacy Colchester Castle – Entertaining and engaging – Portals to the Past are an excellent group who take visitors back ….
Stuart entertaining the crowds waiting to see the Staffordshire hoard at Birmingham Museum
Staffordshire Potteries Museum
Paul, Ian, Mark, and Stuart at the opening of the Staffordshire Hoard exibition at Staffordshire Potteries Museum
Paul, Ian, Mark and Stuart at Sutton Hoo